July 4 2016
Jones County, north of Macon, Georgia, has now begun watering restrictions, according to a release by the county Water System. They say the county’s plants are pumping at peak capacity, and undergoi ...
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July 4 2016
Deutsche Bank stock analysts gave a buy rating to SiteOne Landscape Supply, after positive earnings reports earlier this month. The investment house set a price target of $33 per share ...
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July 2 2016
The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) can dodge a drought penalty levied by the California State Water Resources Control Board last year, but only if it creates a new landscaper certification pro ...
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July 1 2016
Louisiana State University horticulturalist Allen Owings is reminding landscape contractors and homeowners about buddleia. Known in the industry as butterfly bush, buddleia is a landscape perennial th ...
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June 30 2016
A local landscape worker is being credited with saving a life, after a dump truck driver crashed into a ditch and the truck caught fire. When Raul Moreno witnessed the crash on Renaissance Drive in Co ...
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June 30 2016
For the past three years, the city of Milton, Florida, has been benefitting from the efforts of crews of inmates from the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), who have been working on city landsc ...
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June 29 2016
Asked whether they could handle a few more years of drought, Sacramento’s largest water districts gave a resounding answer: We have plenty of water. Last month, the State Water Resources Control Bo ...
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June 29 2016
A contractor claimed that he was mistreated by the city council of Marshfield, Wisconsin, after the city initially accepted his company’s bid but then gave away his contract to a competitor. Last Se ...
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June 28 2016
A landscape company shorted its workers $11,000 in overtime pay, and now must pay $57,000 in penalties and restitution. The Attorney General’s office received a complaint from two employees; they an ...
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June 28 2016
A commercial artist who is famous for creating landscape sculpture by mowing fields of grass recently finished a project in Ellenville, New York. In a field that is about one million square feet ...
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June 27 2016
The IRS claims that $125 billion goes unreported each year by individuals who own small businesses. The majority of these cases involve sole proprietors, who pay tax on the money their operation ...
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June 27 2016
The Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to a spending bill that will help to increase the availability of H-2B visa workers. The foreign guest worker program helps businesses in need o ...
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June 25 2016
In 1981, Connecticut suffered over a million acres of defoliation after the gypsy moth caterpillars ate their way through the state. Now, the infestation is making a major comeback in New England. Wh ...
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June 24 2016
Michael Roger Small, 50, of Tallmadge, Ohio, was arrested outside the Walmart store in Alliance on charges of possession of methamphetamine, petty theft and display of license plates, all misdemeanors ...
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June 23 2016
Three separate lawn-care equipment burglaries have been reported this week in Clarksville, Tennessee. Police are urging landscape businesses to secure their accessible equipment and vehicle ...
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June 23 2016
Six young people received CEO status at the 2016 Young Entrepreneurs Academy commencement. Among those who graduated was 16-year-old Alec Schmitz of Mansfield, Ohio, who started his own lawn business ...
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June 22 2016
Angelo Dimeglio, president of Caliper Farms Nursery and Landscaping in Belle Mead, New Jersey, was sentenced on Tuesday to nine months in prison. IRS officials said that Dimeglio failed to report his ...
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June 22 2016
The city of Naperville, Illinois, is considering trimming the hours that landscape contractors will be allowed to work. Council members have received a number of complaints from residents about the no ...
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June 21 2016
Two months ago, Paul B. Gardner, a former Douglas County, Kansas landscape contractor, came home from work and spotted a paper stuffed in his door. He opened it and was shocked to find that he owed $2 ...
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June 21 2016
The water district in Port Washington, New York, announced its water savings pilot program. A partnership program offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), WaterSense involves implem ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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